BVHE Press Release: John Carter (DVD)

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    A Warrior On Earth Becomes a Hero On Mars

    New On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™, HD Digital, DVD,

    and On-Demand June 5th


    “A Visual Marvel”

    Steven Weintraub,

    BURBANK, Calif., April 27, 2012 – Disney brings to life an iconic hero, John Carter, in a visually stunning new world with heart-pounding action. The heroic epic adventure “John Carter” arrives on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray 3D™, HD Digital, DVD and On-Demand June 5, 2012, just in time for Father’s Day!

    As a warrior lost on Earth, John Carter is magically transported to Mars, where the fate of the planet and its people ultimately rest in his hands. With surprising new powers, and epic battles, he rises to become the man he is meant to be and the hero he trulyis.

    From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Best Animated Film, WALL•E, 2008) John Carter” is a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). John Carter is a war-weary, former military captain who’s inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It’s a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands. Stunning special effects, great characters and villains — and complete with extraordinary bonus features — John Carter” is a heroic and inspirational adventure that will thrill audiences beyond imagination.

    This ambitious and unforgettable screen adaptation of the classic novel “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, stars heartthrob Taylor Kitsch (“Friday Night Lights,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”) in the title role, Lynn Collins (“X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “The Number 23”) as Dejah Thoris, Willem Dafoe (“The English Patient,” “Spider Man”) as Tars Tarkas, and Dominic West (“300,” “The Wire”) as Sab Than. The screenplay is written by Stanton, Mark Andrews and Michael Chabon.

    “John Carter” will be available to own and for in-home viewing as follows:

    4-Disc Combo Pack (3D BD + 2D BD + DVD + Digital Copy)
    Blu-ray bonus features:
    · Disney Second Screen – Explore John Carter’s journal with this innovative in-world experience and uncover a trove of fascinating details that extend the mythology of the movie.
    · 360 Degrees of John Carter – Experience every aspect of the filmmaking process on one of the movie’s biggest production days.
    · Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton
    · Barsoom Bloopers
    · Plus all DVD features
    DVD bonus features:
    · 100 Years In The Making – Follow the journey of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ story, from its origins as a pulp novel to its arrival onscreen.
    · Audio Commentary with Filmmakers

    *The 3D Blu-ray Disc & The Digital Copy Disc do not include bonus features on it

    2-Disc Combo Pack (Blu-ray + DVD)
    · All Blu-ray bonus features
    · All DVD bonus features

    1-Disc DVD
    · All DVD bonus features
    Digital 3D High Definition Digital
    Does not include bonus features

    High Definition Digital
    · Life by the Second: The Shanzam Unit (digital premiere)
    · Disney Second Screen
    · Barsoom Bloopers
    · Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton

    Standard Definition Digital
    · Life by the Second: The Shanzam Unit (digital premiere)
    · Disney Second Screen
    · Barsoom Bloopers
    · Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director, Andrew Stanton
    Does not include bonus features

    Street Date: June 5, 2012
    Direct Prebook: April 10, 2012
    Distributor Prebook: April 24, 2012

    Suggested Retail Prices:
    4-Disc Combo Pack = $49.99 U.S./$56.99 Canada
    2-Disc Combo Pack = $39.99 U.S./$46.99 Canada
    1 Disc DVD = $29.99U.S./$35.99Canada
    3D High Definition, High Definition & Standard Definition Digital = Please check with your favorite digital retailer for pricing
    On-Demand =Please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing

    Feature Run Time: 132 minutes

    Ratings: U.S.: PG-13 / Canada: PG (bonus material is not rated)

    Presentation: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray: 1080p High Definition 2.40:1 / DVD: Widescreen 2.40:1

    Audio/Languages: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray: 7.1 DTS HD-MA; French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital

    DVD: English, French & Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital

    Subtitles: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray = English SDH, French, Spanish
    DVD = English SDH, French, Spanish

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    About The Walt Disney Studios:
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